M.A./M.S. Health Studies
The M.A./M.S. degree in health studies is designed to provide a research-oriented opportunity for students with an interest in physical activity/exercise. Students must complete each of the common required courses (including the completion and defense of a thesis) as well as a concentration of courses in the area of physical activity/exercise.
Students applying to the M.A./M.S. degree program should have an undergraduate academic background in a health-related discipline. Previous coursework in the biological sciences may be helpful, depending upon the graduate academic plan of study that the student wishes to pursue.
Students pursuing the M.A./M.S. degree in health studies must complete at least 49 graduate credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. This includes a core of 19 credits, and two options: a thesis option with 18 additional credits from the physical activity/exercise concentration and 3 credits of electives, or a project option with 21 additional credits.
All M.A./M.S. students must complete a thesis or a project.
Common Required Courses (19 Credits)
||Principles of Health Behavior
||Qualitative Research Design
||Quantitative Research Design & Analysis
||Physical Activity, Health & Disease
|PHE 577||Exercise, Nutrition & Performance||3|
Thesis (9 credits) or Project (6 credits)
Physical Activity/Exercise Concentration - Thesis Option (18 credits) or Project Option (21 credits)
|USP 534||Data Analysis||4|
|SOC 592||Qualitative Methods||4|
|PSY 550||Occupational Health Psychology||4|
|PSY 571||Health Psychology||4|
|PHE 545||Men's Health||4|
|PHE 546||Urban and Community Health||3|
|PHE 551||Women's Holistic Health||3|
|PHE 552||Women's Health||3|
|PHE 556||Health Aspects of Aging||4|
|PHE 558||Perspectives on Aging||3|
|PHE 573||Physiology of Exercise||4|
|PHE 575||Exercise Testing Techniques||4|
|BI 517||Mammalian Physiology||4|
|BI 518||Comparative Animal Phsyiology||4|
|BI 520||Ethical Practice in the Life Sciences||4|
|BI 553||Biology of Aging||3|
[Other graduate courses may be substituted only with advisor pre-approval]
Complete at least three (3) credits of electives